DuBose Porter says he’s pro-life

Abortion may have just become an issue in the Democratic campaign for governor. Blake Aued of the Athens Banner-Herald posted the following late Friday:

Carol and DuBose Porter, Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor and governor, respectively, after qualifying last month. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Carol and DuBose Porter, Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor and governor, respectively, after qualifying last month. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Attention, ladies: DuBose Porter is pro-life.

But the Democratic gubernatorial candidate says he’s not going to make a big deal out of it.
Porter, the House minority leader from Dublin, is a hard man to pin down on abortion. That’s not surprising, given that he’s stuck between a conservative, religious rural constituency and statewide ambitions that involve appealing to a more liberal, female, urban audience as well.

Talking to Porter about biotech research this afternoon, I prefaced a question about embryonic stem cells by asking him whether he was pro-life or pro-choice.

“I don’t know if that’s where government needs to be,” he dodged.

I pressed a little bit, and he said he believes abortion ought to be legal in cases of rape, incest or to save the mother’s life. So, otherwise, you’re pro-life, then, right? Right, he said, but with the caveat that state governments don’t have much control over the issue.

“I really think this is something that ought to be handled in the courts later,” he said.

Then, reiterating that abortion isn’t a priority for him, he skillfully steered the conversation back to what he really wanted to talk about.

“I think when people are better-educated, there are fewer abortions,” he said. “I’m going to put the emphasis of my administration on education.”

So a natural question arises: Where is Carol Porter of Dublin, the spouse of the candidate named above and Democratic candidate in her own right for lieutenant governor?

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29 comments Add your comment

Herby Beggs

May 22nd, 2010
11:59 am

Talk is cheap. The wavering in his answers are revealing and the exceptions are too many. The manner that a person is conceived does not change the fact of the baby’s creation by our creator.

Sally

May 22nd, 2010
12:03 pm

Wow, I’ve seen him at a lot of Democratic women events… I bet they had no idea…

BABY SAY

May 22nd, 2010
12:10 pm

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BABY SAY

May 22nd, 2010
12:12 pm

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writegirl

May 22nd, 2010
12:31 pm

@ Baby Say.
. . . Which is 100% better than screwing their asses out of the money they deserve. Thanks for nothing, Sonny!

BABY SAY

May 22nd, 2010
12:49 pm

BABY SAY SUNNY IZ DUBLE kROSSER. HE TALLK WON WAY AN DU SOMPIN ELS. SUNNY YUSED DA TEECHERS… HE YUSED DEM —BUT ROY ABUUSED DEM—- NOW ROY YUSING SUNNY TACKTICS.

hmmmm

May 22nd, 2010
1:01 pm

The Kasim troll is back! Yay!

Tyrone

May 22nd, 2010
1:01 pm

Does the Governor have any authority over abortions?

Molly

May 22nd, 2010
1:03 pm

I wonder if Carol feels the same way. Politicians are notorious for dodging questions. I think all the other Democratic candidates should be asked this question. My guess: they’ll all say the same thing. It’s a sad truth about living in Georgia..you have to get the votes.

hmmmm

May 22nd, 2010
1:04 pm

The anti-Kasim troll is back in action!

Andy

May 22nd, 2010
1:07 pm

If look at DuBose Porter’s voting record over his 28 year career he has never wavered on this issue.

Tyrone

May 22nd, 2010
1:32 pm

Molly,

What is the sad truth about living in Georgia? Is it the majority of people believe abortion is wrong?

This is Norman Maine

May 22nd, 2010
1:43 pm

Well he just lost my vote. And to Mister Dubose, these Georgia Repubs weren’t going to vote for you anyway because you got a “D” after your name so quit pandering! They vote on party lines not issues.

B. Thenet

May 22nd, 2010
2:01 pm

Yes Tyrone, the sad truth is that most Georgians do not give a damn for anyone telling them what to do with their money, insurance, or guns….but they sure do like to tell women what they can do with their bodies.

I think many “conservatives” are going to have a rude awakening when all these new Tea Party candidates start talking about how regulating abortion is not the governments job.

Tyrone

May 22nd, 2010
2:36 pm

B. Thenet,

Then keep voting for Obama because he turned water into wine and has made America shine.

Just look at the stock market and unemployment…he’s doing a bang up job.

Logic 88

May 22nd, 2010
2:40 pm

B. Thenet,

Are you aware that many consider a “fetus” a human.
Many babies survive at 6 months.
Yet, in some jurisdictions abortion take place at 7 months.
It is hard to understand how someone could justify pp abortion.

Sam ( The Cool 1 )

May 22nd, 2010
2:59 pm

Some Pro-Death ( Pro-Abortion) people don’t believe in capital punishment but believe in killing the unborn. Makes alot of sense. Not!!!!

Crook-handed Clem

May 22nd, 2010
3:31 pm

Dubose will and always has told the crowds what they wanted to hear. Always has – always will. Learned it well – IT’S AN OLD FAMILY TRADITION!!! . Dubose has been doing the same since he was first elected 25 – 30 years ago. He is like most Democrats — He will just lie & smile. No Democrat for me from here in Dublin—no- no- no – NO —
Dubose has been elected at hoe just because there has not been a good Republican to run against him & you still have a lot of these people that wants him to bring home more bacon. Then there’s the crowd that’s sitting at the mailbox waiting on the democrats to send them another check. From Oboma & Porter!! Same mould!! Reckon Obama is coming down to politic for him?? No– he will never be a serious enough candidate for Obama to come down.
Go Karen — Run -Run -Run

whose next

May 22nd, 2010
4:06 pm

Alot of women are pro Life. If you don’t believe it just ask around. Now that Jim Galloway, the moderate Republican Party and the no laws Libertarian Party have tried to destroy Ray McBerry I might just vote for Porter.

Troglodyke

May 22nd, 2010
4:11 pm

No one on the planet except serial killers are “pro-abortion.” You right-wing extremists love to say that, but it’s not true.

Millions of people believe a woman’s rights supersede the rights of a non-viable fetus. We are “pro-choice.” Stop trying to twist this into a “murder” issue. It very clearly is not one.

I am baffled by something. Conservatism is about INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS. So why are so many people who call themselves conservative all about controlling what women do with their own bodies? You aren’t the father. It’s none of your business.

And why are so many anti-choice zealots also against responsible birth control? That would prevent thousands of abortions!

WAIT! I figured it out! They aren’t against abortion per se. It’s about telling women what they are not allowed to do. It’s about control, pure and simple.

And since many pregnancies end in miscarriage, your “god” is the biggest abortionist of them all.

Brian D.

May 22nd, 2010
4:13 pm

Karen is the only honest candidate in the race.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

May 22nd, 2010
4:35 pm

Georgia’s Constitution says: “we the people of Georgia, relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

How can we know what is G-d’s “protection and guidance,” particularly when it comes to terminating an unwanted pregnancy…abortion?

Sarah Palin, with highly “mixed” results as a mother, thinks a woman or girl should be forced to bring to term a pregnancy conceived in rape or incest, as did HItler, and yet does Hitler’s backers: the Roman Catholic Church.

What satanic demons believe a pregnancy like that is of the Creator, G-d of the universe? The pedophile priesthood – that which America’s Founder called “the real Anti-Christ” – does.

Hitler, a pervert, never had any children, like his fellow Roman Catholic Karen Handel, and he made abortion illegal just like every other agent of the Roman Catholic Church.

The example of Karen Handel’s life? Now there’s a “real” pro-family candidate…just a grown woman, with plenty of income, who never had a sustained interest in raising a child of her own. How far from Grace can she be? Fled her family at seventeen and never raised her own family to “set things right.”

Is that a sign of G-d’s “elect?” We are the Electorate, putting our heads, hearts, and prayers together, with our votes to “elect” those whose grace can guide and protect us.

Talk to the people who have done well raising children, whether a woman should be sovereign over her own body and reproductive function. The opinions of perverts and hypocrites, the volitionally childless, and conformed papists count for nothing in free Georgia and righteous America.

In this greatest and best state, we need a bright, clear line between those for Rome, and those for G-d’s Country: America.

Notice how many pedophiles, adulterers, hypocrites, and closet-queens surface in Rome’s preeminent political front, the “Republican Party.” Their “pro-life” stance is an extension of “jus primae noctis.”

In Roman Catholic Europe for more than a thousand years, the local ruler, “legitimized” by pope and bishop, exercised his power over men and women by having sex with any “inferior’s” woman the night before their wedding. If effective it would be his seed raised by another man as first-born.

Rome’s American agents want to forbid abortion for the same reason: to control, shame, and enslave – not in service to Truth or Justice…where all with common sense and reason can know G-d is.

In Our Country each adult is supposed to be sovereign as the People – each of us subordinate only to the Creator, G-d of the universe: American Exceptionalism.

A woman’s choice to have a child, or not, is between her, her physician, and G-d, alone. Only G-dless perverts and Satan’s spawn, traitors against G-d and America, wish to interfere in that most American of relationships.

In Georgia we were influenced by Rome’s slave traders when they gave or sold our Black ancestors to those violating General Oglethorpe’s prohibition against slavery in the original charter of the Georgia colony; and we took orders from Rome’s soldiers when they came down here with Roman Catholic William T. Sherman in the “Union” army after importation of slaves from Rome’s “Wall Street of slavery,” had been made illegal and Rome needed to end Southern Protestantism whose symbol of “Protestantism Overseas,” the Cross of St. Andrew, was the key element in the South’s flag fighting the Organized Crime the Roman Church’s mobsters had implemented syphoning public money from the U.S. Treasury for their Northern corruption.

Let’s put all that behind us and stop taking orders from Rome, If you don’t think abortion is ever going to be the right thing for you, don’t have one.

The Bible says “each must work out his or her own salvation.” Each sovereign citizen in America must do the same.

E Pluribus Unum
Novus Ordo Seclorem
and above all,
Annuit Coeptis – There is but One G-d.

whose next

May 22nd, 2010
4:37 pm

Karen is a DC insider and the same in a long line of people destroying this nation.

Question

May 22nd, 2010
5:00 pm

Does anyone know where the other Democratic candidates stand on this issue?

Does it matter?

May 23rd, 2010
5:27 pm

I believe the office of Governor is the executive office. He or she won’t be creating law, but setting an agenda and signing bills into law. Also, I have to agree with the person upthread who is asking the Tea Party/Libertarian/Conservative folks about their disdain for big government while they support this intrusion into personal privacy. I believe that’s called hypocrisy.

Interesting Poll

May 23rd, 2010
7:04 pm

I wonder what Carol thinks about that and I wonder how many of Porter’s female voters and staffers stay on the bandwagon. I actually wish he took a harder stance but I know most other women don’t.

BABY SAY

May 24th, 2010
3:11 am

WILL B LATEN TEECHER???? WIL BE HATEN ON KARUN hANDLE…P===R OME NO MATCH FER VIIDALYA!!!!

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Springs

May 24th, 2010
3:15 pm

Baby Say – you are an idiot.